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A true chinese miracle, this one that happened with solar power

China is a leader in wind energy, concentrated solar thermal power and, above all, photovoltaic energy. Decades earlier than originally planned, China’s power grid has reached parity in the solar power market. It means that solar energy is again cheaper than electricity in the Chinese electricity grid, an advance that can boost the prospects for … Continue reading A true chinese miracle, this one that happened with solar power

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GE Renewable Energy to Integrate Energy Storage for the 200 MW Solar power River Project

The Solar River Project and GE Renewable Energy announce today that GE has been selected for the supply and integration of one of the largest grid-scale battery technology hybrid deployment to be installed for the Solar River Project in South Australia. The energy storage system, called the Reservoir, will be coupled to a large 200 … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy to Integrate Energy Storage for the 200 MW Solar power River Project

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Chile’s ambitious goals to lead renewable energy

The objective is that by 2050, 70% of the energy consumed in Chile is from sources such as solar thermal, photovoltaic or wind energy, which adds to the announcement of the decarbonization plan. Chile is inspiring the world with a significant expansion of solar energy, faster than any other country on the planet. (The State … Continue reading Chile’s ambitious goals to lead renewable energy

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Canary Islands, historical record of wind energy

In recent weeks, there has been a phenomenon that speaks of the growth of wind power in the Canary Islands, with a production in hours of low demand that has had to be limited, although only in part, and that are called “Surpluses of generation that cannot be integrated into the system ”, according to … Continue reading Canary Islands, historical record of wind energy

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GE’s Static Var Compensator (SVC) Technology Solves Complex Grid Challenges for Customers Around the Globe

GE announces five major SVC milestones and project wins in the first half of 2019 for customers around the world. GE demonstrates ongoing role as industry leader in Static Var Compensator (SVC) technology with another GE patented Main Reactor Design project commissioning in Saudi Arabia and a breakthrough SVC order in India. GE’s long record … Continue reading GE’s Static Var Compensator (SVC) Technology Solves Complex Grid Challenges for Customers Around the Globe

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Wind energy accounted for 19.3% of electricity until August in Spain

Wind energy accounted for 19.3% of electricity until August in Spain. In August, 28.1% of the Spanish generation was renewable energy, wind power 12.5%, concentrating solar thermal 3.5% and photovoltaic 4.7%, and more than half did not emit CO2 into the atmosphere. In the first eight months of the year, renewables reach 36% of the … Continue reading Wind energy accounted for 19.3% of electricity until August in Spain

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Nordex brings the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to the wind energy

The management and visualisation software (SCADA) is a key component of wind turbines. The system controls and manages the wind turbines and the wind farm in order to ensure a maximum yield. With Nordex OS™ SCADA EDGE the Nordex Group now offers the next generation of their operations control system on the basis of a … Continue reading Nordex brings the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to the wind energy

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Only 5% of Argentina’s electricity comes from solar, wind energy

The generation of energy from renewable sources grew in recent years.The goals set forth in the law were not met, but official sources are estimated in 2021, 15% of the electricity will be renewable.The greatest growth was in wind power and solar energy.In October 2015, during the mandate of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, a new … Continue reading Only 5% of Argentina’s electricity comes from solar, wind energy

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Request to connect 30,556 MW of wind power in Spain

The National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan (PNIEC) provides for the year 2030 an installed capacity in the electricity sector of 157,000 MW, of which about 50,000 MW will be wind energy, 37,000 photovoltaic and 7,303 concentrated solar power. Red Eléctrica de España (REE) is processing applications for renewable projects for more than 142,000 megawatts … Continue reading Request to connect 30,556 MW of wind power in Spain

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Germany turns to hydrogen to push energy transition

The northern German states aim to rely on hydrogen technology alongside wind power during the country’s energy transition (Energiewende), a conference of experts on green hydrogen was told here on Monday. “The north has a huge chance with its wind farms,” emphasized Enak Ferlemann, parliamentary state secretary of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport. Excess electricity … Continue reading Germany turns to hydrogen to push energy transition

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Renewables to represent 30% of US total installed capacity by 2030

The contribution of renewable power, wind energy, PV and concentrated solar power, to total installed capacity in the US is expected to double from 15% in 2018 to 30% by 2030, reaching a total of 442.8 gigawatt (GW). Representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.3%, this projection can be attributed to more states … Continue reading Renewables to represent 30% of US total installed capacity by 2030

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Ørsted switches to electric vehicles

Ørsted has decided to phase out fossil-fuelled vehicles and make its car fleet 100% electric. As of 2021, the company will no longer buy or lease fossil-fuelled vehicles, and in 2025, Ørsted’s car fleet will be 100% electric. Ørsted is the first Danish company to join the global EV100 initiative. Over the past decade, Ørsted … Continue reading Ørsted switches to electric vehicles

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Wind power generated 20.3% of electricity in Spain until July

In August, renewable energy produced 29.8% of electricity in Spain: wind energy 14%, solar thermal 3.3% and photovoltaic 4.1%. Until July, concentrating solar power produced 2.4% of electricity in Spain, wind turbines 20.3% and photovoltaic 3.6%. The group of renewables generated 37.2% until July. The demand for national electricity in July is estimated at 24,283 … Continue reading Wind power generated 20.3% of electricity in Spain until July

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Why solar, wind energy and EVs will be the death of the petroleum industry

A stunning new report from French-based global banking group BNP Paribas signals the death toll for the petrol industry – a mixture of solar, wind power and electric vehicles can deliver more than six times the “mobility” returns on each dollar invested than oil. The report, entitled “Wells, Wires and Wheels”, has been described as … Continue reading Why solar, wind energy and EVs will be the death of the petroleum industry

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Amy Farrell opens Politico Electrification Revolution Event

American consumers are calling for abundant renewable sources of energy, advanced batteries, and data-driven “smart” devices to power more of their lives than ever before, from heating and cooling to transportation. AAA reports one out of every five drivers will likely purchase an electric vehicle (EV) as their next family car. Consumer-driven mass electrification is … Continue reading Amy Farrell opens Politico Electrification Revolution Event

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Goldwind joins 20GW hydrogen plan in China

Goldwind has signed up as one of the first partners in a wind-to-hydrogen project in northeast China that eventually wants 20 GW of wind turbines producing green fuel for a new-look clean transportation system. The project in the city of Baicheng, Jilin province – which also aims to eventually harness 15 GW of solar PV … Continue reading Goldwind joins 20GW hydrogen plan in China

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Wind power generated 21.4% in Spain in the first half of the year

Renewable energies generated 38.4% of electricity until June in Spain: wind energy 21.4%, solar thermal 2.2% and photovoltaic 3.5%. In June, wind power accounted for 15.6%, concentrated solar power for 3.9% and photovoltaic for 4.3%. Wind turbines generated 27,229 GWh of electricity in the first half of the year (21.4% of the national total) and … Continue reading Wind power generated 21.4% in Spain in the first half of the year

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India plans to set up 500 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030

India would have installed 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022, says secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. India plans to set up 500 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity by 2030. This announcement was made by Anand Kumar, secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy on Tuesday at the 17th meeting of … Continue reading India plans to set up 500 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030

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Renewable Electricity Generation Costs

In many parts of the world, renewables represent the least cost source of new power generation technology. The global weighted average levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) from all commercially available renewable power generation technologies declined in 2018, including concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) (down 26% from 2017), bioelectricity (down 14%), solar PV and onshore wind … Continue reading Renewable Electricity Generation Costs

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EDPR secures a PPA for its first large scale renewable project with storage

EDP Renováveis (EDP Renewables, Euronext: EDPR), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world’s largest wind energy producers, , through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America LLC, has secured a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”), with East Bay Community Energy (“EBCE”), to sell 100 MW of solar energy … Continue reading EDPR secures a PPA for its first large scale renewable project with storage

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